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Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet

Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet
Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet

Huang Guofu lost his arms in a electric shock accident at the age of 4. When he was 12, he picked up a brush and started painting with his feet.

By the time he was 18, he was selling his paintings on the streets of cities across China in order to pay for his ailing father's medical treatments. His travels introduced him to the idea of using his mouth to paint, a more elegant solution that using his right leg.

See photos of Huang at work here.

Now, at the age of 41, he's the vice-curator of Chongqing Talents Museum, creating masterpieces using paintbrushes held in his mouth and between his toes. Awarded the position for both his artistic achievements and determined spirit, he has inspired other mouth-and-foot painters to join the museum.

His wife, Hu Guoui, works as his assistant, carrying his tools and canvas when he chooses to paint on location.

Huang recently showcased his work at the 2010 Shanghai Wold Expo. On his can-do attitude, he says:

"When life closes one door to you, it must have opened another at the same time. I want to let the younger generation know that there are no real obstacles in life. The only obstacle is if you want to do it."

He is currently planning to paint a long scroll of scenes of old Chongqing.

Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet
Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet


Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet
Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet


Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet
Chinese Artist Huang Guofu Paints With Mouth And Feet
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1 comments

  1. Anonymous
    3:10 PM

    Wow. Not only is he doing something inspiring, he's also actually good at painting.

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